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Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz Endowed Specialist in CE (INTERNAL RECRUITMENT for Specialists in CE in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences only)

Position overview

Salary range: INTERNAL RECRUITMENT TO UC DAVIS ONLY. The Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz Endowed Specialist in CE provides additional funding to a current UC Davis academic appointee in the Specialist in the Cooperative Extension series. The additional funding may support the endowed chair holder in areas of research and outreach activities directly related to the purpose of the endowment.

Application Window

Open date: May 9, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 7, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Swantz Endowed Specialist in Cooperative Extension position provides recognition and support in the broad area of water and watershed management affecting all aquatic environments from freshwater to marine and may be housed in any appropriate department in the college. This position will further strengthen the internationally recognized extension and research activities in water management and policy on campus, and enhance interdisciplinary cooperation across departments.

The incumbent is expected to serve as an interface between the public and watershed and water management research on campus, and will be devoted to water-related extension activities in California, including the following:

(1) develop and apply new methods and approaches to the resolution of water problems through innovative combinations of science, policy and management;

(2) respond to inquiries from concerned persons and organizations such as water districts, elected officials, state and federal agencies, farmers, business groups, conservation groups, teachers, tribal groups, watershed groups, other non-governmental organizations, and private individuals;

(3) facilitate access to information and to experts; and

(4) bring information needs to the attention of appropriate people in order to expand or modify research activities (e.g., university faculty, farm advisors).

The initial term for the Swantz position will be five years, with the option for reappointment according to APM 191. The incumbent is expected to provide an annual report to the Dean regarding activities related to the position, coordinate a campus seminar series or workshop in year three, and present a seminar to the campus community at the end of the five-year
appointment.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The Endowed Chair holder should be a member of the UC Davis Specialist in CE series holding an appointment at Associate or Full rank in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

The successful candidate will show evidence of strong research skills and innovative approaches to scientific inquiry, and the ability to create or enhance interdisciplinary cooperation across departments. Research should include a specific scientific focus in the broad area of water and watershed management affecting all aquatic environments from freshwater to marine and whose distinguished scholarship is nationally recognized. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research resulting in high quality publications.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Relevant Research - Statement not to exceed three pages.

  • List of Publications during the last five years.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06492

Help contact: bknijjar@ucdavis.edu

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Job location

Davis